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Old 2012-09-25, 12:46   Link #2490
Vexx
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 61
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Originally Posted by Metaler View Post
The levels of assholery from the employer must've exceeded the normal human capacity. Jesus Christ.
That would be the JET program. They used to prefer people under 35 for that rationale. Maybe they've gotten a clue since then <shrug>.

The point is, you're in a different country with a different set of unspoken rules. Outsiders like me can get away with some difference via the "dancing bear" technique (o look! he can use chopsticks so well! your japanese is so good! you're so tall!) but outsiders can be stressful to even be around (what are the rules with the gaijin???? panic! run!)
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